3rd graders loved their first STEM Read experience!
After a lot of planning we hosted our first D87 STEM Read field trip for 3rd graders. The day was filled with first hand experiences from Hurricane Katrina, engineering challenges and a great energy. Students worked in teams of 4 to protect their time travel lab from a hurricane, determined what equipment would help them survive in a disaster, were challenged to help the class bully when in need and learned what their chances of survival might have been if they were on the Titanic. We weren't able to coordinate our date with author Lauren Tarshis, but we did enjoy a great video she created for us about her writing process and inspirations.
In 2009 I was given the chance to move into the best job in the world- Library Media Specialist!